This folder contains reports on the financial and legal status, and general trustworthiness, of companies, individuals, organizations, and charities. Two representative examples for 1917 have been selected: a request for information about the National Surgical Dressings Committee and the Magdalene Home in New York City; and a request for a report on the Pacific Pipe Line Co., whose stock Edison had received as collateral for a loan.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. Many of the unselected items are requests for reports made by Carl H. Wilson, vice president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., or by other company employees. Also unselected are requests made by Proudfoot's for information about Edison associates, along with untitled lists of companies and individuals. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.